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portions of the western soma plan or create sunset provisions to do the opposite, or in the advanced option carve out some or all of the overlap area from the plan and zoning so those are the options that are before you. again what is in your materials is what is option number one which is just to adopt the plan and zoning and maps as proposed. i am happy to talk about those further but let me turn it back over to cory to finish up the presentation. >> okay. moving on to the next issue which is something we discussed at length last week, so we want to get into more detail today which is the issue of flexibility and land uses and historic buildings. you asked us to look on that more specifically so we wanted to provide you more information and options. the options are not xuftive. we tried to keep them manageable and open to additional ideas and discussion but these are some of the logical options we felt were good to put forward, but first to set the stage this is existing conditions map of western soma in terms of historic structures and what is designated, so you see the western soma
firm is in western soma along 11th and harrison. i am here because i found out about the new sally zoning and that clearly restricts any architecture or design professionals to move from where they are right now and especially people that want to move into western soma. it's ideal because we're close to the building department. my business has been there for nine years. i'm a local enterprise and agency company so i think if you -- you must allow architects and design professionals to be part of the sally zoning. it would total exclude us. i am here because i am a resident are harrison and 11th street corner which has that zoning issue that was just talked about. we were not notified of any redeveloping where they wouldn't allow residential until last month and we read it on jim meeko's blog on november 12. we tried to attend a november 15 meeting. we would love, love to have more residents in the neighborhood. i am also the architect for the businesses that recently closed down on 12th and howard and 12th and folsom. they were bars and had licenses. they closed. i know t
of housing to expend soma community stabilization fund dollars in the amount of $760,000. >> supervisor kim. >> thank you. i've introduced a resolution authorizing the mayor's office of housing to expend the soma community stabilization fund dollars in the amount of $760,000. this innovative fund, as many of you know, was approved as part of the rincon hill area plan that is intended to be used to address the issues of destabilization of residents and businesses in the south of market due to development in the rincon hill area. the fund that we are authorizing today is the third round of funding through the soma stabilization fund and is consistent with the latest strategic plan for the fund. as a south of market continues to grow and improve its new development and projects it is important that we continue to work on stabilizing current residents and businesses that have been a part of this neighborhood for decades. the stabilization fund gives us the opportunity to pilot tools and strategies outside of the mayor's office of housing's typical grant programs that are often restricted by gui
. >> commissioners, it will place you under your regular calendar, item 12, western soma community plan - informational discussion - no. 3. this is an informational item only. >> garv, president fong, commissioners. cory teague for staff. this is the last scheduled information hearing for western soma before the adoption hearing next week on december the sixth. this is a little unlike our previous informational hearings in that we do not have new materials for you to review for this session. it's at the request of the president to allow time for additional discussion and comments on any issues that are unresolved or so far today have not been thoroughly discussed. so, just to run down a few of those, just as a reminder, first of all, if you are a member -- weeks ago we talked specifically about the issue of entertainment uses and proposed zoning on 11th street between harrison and folsom and we presented you with a number of options and what each of those options would entail. there was a discussion in commenting. specifically, there were a few commissioners that called out option 3b as
, and developers to provide an analysis of soma housing stock, plan development and potential displacement, and two, to facilitate and provide leadership development and education to low-income residents regarding housing and development issues. most staff and the cac reviewed the proposals and is recommending $100,000 to fund the agency neighborhood design proposal to provide analysis and communication and leadership development services and $60,000 to partially fund the veterans equity center proposal to provide leadership development training. both over a two-year period starting in january 2013. the neighborhood and business coordination program was intended to develop and implement a program that connects soma residents, community-based organizations and small businesses located in the neighborhood to create employment opportunities and other connections to achieve neighborhood cohesion. we did receive proposals on this program area, but the committee and staff decided not to recommend funding to any of these proposals. we do intend to re-release this rfp early in 2013. the community council p
a small portion of that district -- that area that overlaps the western soma. and even within article 11 there are categories of rating and -- [multiple voices] >> article 11 is not something that would have a big impact on western soma in terms of there aren't a lot of buildings that would be eligible for article 11 in western soma. >> okay. is that an idea that's been considered? i know the article 10 -- >> that was something that was brought up, was to -- along with the article 10 -- along with the kind of article 10 landmark threshold also providing an article 11 threshold with a certain rating criteria, like category i through 4. >> right, okay. it would be good to kind of know what the inventory is or some idea of kind of the article 10, article 11 and in the broader eastern neighborhoods. the four-block kind of overlap, i can't recall. is it currently -- do you -- is it in the plan that this is being studied? i mean, is there any reference to the fact that this is being studied elsewhere? >> no. [multiple voices] >> the plan in front of you was drafted, basically the draft was com
the jurisdiction of the commission including item 10 today. as noted this case for the western soma community plan rezoning of adjacent parcels and the project and certification of the environmental impact report. the public hearing is closed. public comment ended on august 6, 2012 and the planning commission doesn't conduct final review of eir's but the public comment of certification maybe presented to the planning commission during this time of the agenda. with respect to all other agenda items your opportunity to address the commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. each member of the public may address the public for three minutes and i have several speaker cards. >> okay. calling a few names and if you want to line up on that side of the room would be easiest. (calling speaker names). >> linda chapman for knob hill neighbors. i brought somebody in and you can pass it around and i am getting tremendous emails and phone calls from the local methodist pastor who is active and revitalizing somewhat inactive methodist mission that is supposed to manage the property
. >> rules committee, go, go into a soma, going to a soma, don't you know that we want to feel (singing) going to a soma, going to a soma, that we want feel, you'll make the funds grow. you'll make the (inaudible) going to the soma, give it a go-go. (applause). >> thank you. miss jackson. >> dr. espinola jackson, bayview hunter's point. a lot of statements have been made today. what i would really like you to do, i'm not here to oppose these appointments that are needed but at this point i think you should wait a while, at least until january because of the fact this is the time when a lot of change is happening in my community. i served on a joint housing committee with the redevelopment agency back in 1968 and the things that were supposed to happen in my community never did. you talk about affordable housing from the time the term affordable housing started being, i wanted to know affordable to whom because it's never been affordable to the people living in my community. the ami is the way of not having poor people living in san francisco. that need to be looked into. another th
will pass for the tenants because i work in soma and i work with lot of families that live in these hotels and they get harassed for no reason. there's a lot of people that don't know their rights so hope you guys support this and we can move it along. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is nellie salvada i support the harassment because a lot of families have been forced by their landlord by forcing them to move out of their apartment. and if they cannot move out right away, the landlord or the management put padlock on their apartment. so that's why we want this ordinance to be passed. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is angelica and i am with somcan. we organize and educate families to achieve a healthy neighborhood, soma and greater san francisco. since we were formed in 2000 in the 13 years we have been around tenant harassment hasn't gone down. if anything, it actually escalated, especially when a lot of the tech industry has been formed or is housed in the south of market. we have over 40 tech industries there so a lot of landlord
heritage documentation. this is particularly focused on the documentation occurring within the west soma plan and the japantown community effort. they discussed development incentives with the potential designation and documentation of these resources since they don't follow the traditional model of local landmark designation because often associated with intangible events like festivals or parades. the commission addressed the department's current work in japantown and west soma and both communities were there and discussed the issues they're engaged in. the hpc then passed a motion of intent recognizing that the planning department develop a comprehensive approach to incentivizing these cultural resources city wide and we're going to work with the hpc on this proposal. they would like to bring the proposal to the planning commission and for your comments and forward to the board of supervisors and that concludes my presentation unless you have questions. >> could you help clarify for me and the bank building and beautiful location. i am happy to see movement there. are you saying
is angelica and i am with somcan. we organize and educate families to achieve a healthy neighborhood, soma and greater san francisco. since we were formed in 2000 in the 13 years we have been around tenant harassment hasn't gone down. if anything, it actually escalated, especially when a lot of the tech industry has been formed or is housed in the south of market. we have over 40 tech industries there so a lot of landlord or management has been really banking on this new possible tenants. so tenant has escalated around a lot of the alleyways that a lot of our families lived in over 20 years. i want to tell you one particular stories that one of our families has actually gone through. when we say tenant harassment, this isn't just tenant harassment on adults, a lot of our youth, the children of these parents have been harassed as well. one particular story i want to tell you about is jake. he lives on mina street and his family was living in this apartment with 6 units. at first the landlord informed them that they have to leave because of foreclosure. then when we have them actually
will have time to weigh in. >> what is the deal on western soma? >> western soma is moving forward. i believe that there is a good chance that different plans for the 11th street corridor will be adopted, what they are is not official yet so i would not want to speculate but i think that we have a good chance of having been heard. >> no more public or no more meetings? >> the meeting of the commission is thursday. >> the planning commission is this thursday. >> is thursday. >> and that is like the final planning commission meeting and that then goes to the board of supervisors. >> got it. >> okay. >> all right. >> all right. so, i can wish you all a happy holiday and i close this meeting of the entertainment commission. >> we are all done. is our last meeting of 2012. >> commissioner yee? >> yes, go ahead? >> just an update, we wanted to remove an update on student nutrition services and will be taken up at a special meeting next week. >> thank you.. so i will move on to item c, recognition and resolutions of commendation. the first one is an commendation of "the world as it could
on economic and employment support that prioritizes local residents. something so much like the soma stablization fund that we heard earlier. specifically i like, i want to create pathways and support around eviction prevention, down payment assistance, tenant repair and maintenance and healthy outcomes as well through support services from local nonprofit providers, lion martin, alliance aids health project and others. i'm committed in the seat of staying connected and accountable to the evolving concerns of residents, low income residents, through periodic check-ins with leaders who i have relationships with, with community housing partnership, mercy housing and others. and this of course is on top of my day-to-day work at the lgbt center where a majority of individuals who come through the door on a daily basis are low income, many extremely low income. so i want to reiterate my desire to serve in this seat on this committee and thank you for your time this afternoon. >> thank you, mr. wolff, thank you so much for coming back again to the rules committee. i just have a quick que
been open as a brick-and-mortar restaurant for seven years in the soma district by the ballpark. in restaurant years that is a substantial amount of time to be still making money. we attempted to open another brick-and-mortar restaurant a few years ago. it floated for a little while. and with the economy right now it was just too much for us to keep open. we were lucky to start a partnership with the giants and we operate within their walls during the baseball season, but that is also not year-round. that is six months a year. so we came up with the idea of opening up a food truck. the best thing for us in this idea is san francisco is a pretty small town when it really comes down to it and sometimes you can't actually sustain two of the same concepts within those parameters. so this is kind of like our half-business that allows us to expand our business, and also innovate our cuisine with things that maybe would not fly when people want to sit down and have some food. to add to that, we are not the -- i guess, typically greasy taco truck that most people think of. all of our
today. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is howard bloomberg, i live in south beach area of soma, have been there for, living there for 5 years. i came to the bay area in 2000 from the washington, dc area, i was hired in at lockheed martin in sunnyvale as a systems staff engineer to head a specific, be manager of a specific program, and i retired from lockheed martin 3 years ago. i think my major qualification is enthusiasm for walking in san francisco. it's a wonderful walking down, it has the potential of being really one of the great walking areas in the world. this enthusiasm has led me to notice there are issues with pedestrian safety and fortunately in this city where there are organizations covering just about everything that happens in the city, there are organizations associated with pedestrian safety, in particular in district 6 supervisor kim has an organization now run by sunny angelo on pedestrian safety and i have been attending those meetings and in fact have found them very interesting. when the mayor had the task force for pedestrian safety there was a subcomm
plan to fight the name change to nobe. there's no telling if it will camp on like soma did for south of market in san francisco. abc-7 news. >> ama: proposed legislation that could increase the number of smoke-free apartment in san francisco will be discussed. a board of supervisors committee is scheduled to hear the legislation. the policy would require landlords to designate their apartment units as smoking or nonsmoking and disclose the information to tenants. the san francisco apartment association backs the proposal. >> breaks news out of san francisco. caltrain has stopped service in both directions when a train rammed a car half hour ago. everybody inside the car government out safely about the collision. the caltrain was headed northbound into downtown san francisco when then incident happened. >> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle le is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow. state law requires her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an al immediate a county jury convicted her of first degree murder in october. properties say she killed
whether or not whether noby will catch on like soma did for south of district neighborhood. >> california man who killed several family members is dead tonight. police say three people were killed the shooter's mother and two uncles. investigators don't know what led to the shooting. they tracked him down using a cellphone signal. they exchanged fire. his two young daughters they found in his vehicle that had been shot. his son was also injured. >> the president and house speaker met to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. they have until january 1st to extend the bush-era tax cuts. americans will see massive cuts to social spending. they didn't comment on the meeting today but other republicans are considering a raise in taxes for the wealthiest americans if it will help get a deal done. >> we have spun ourselves into a hole and we're not going to borrow money and get out of it. will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> here is what cuts could come if a deal isn't made in time. military budget would be cut by $500 billion over ten years. scho
on the map the slow and more rapid growth of residential -- residential property in soma and then in 2011 you just saw obviously a huge residential boom in the downtown area. so, we've just actually -- we're a company in southern california. we just relocated up here, small little office in san francisco, trying to better understand the community moving at a fast pace here. part of doing that is working with the city and better understanding how we can support open data. so, thank you. (applause) >> good morning, everybody. can you hear me? good morning and welcome to the hatchery. this is our newest space. my name is rajul pakash, i'm one of the founders. along with my other partners, chris and richy in the back, and lawrence who could not make it. welcome to 6 45 harrison and the hatchery. it's super exciting to have such a dynamic group of people from both the public and private sector here today. and as a self-proclaimed geek and tech entrepreneur, this is really exciting for me. before i wax on about that's correct really quickly want to give you just a quick 90-second thing about the ha
that they're tried out in other naikdz neighborhoods. soma is already experiencing incredible density and is really struggling to meet that density with infrastructure, whether it is transit and open space. and i think that it'sá ás÷ realy important that as we experiment or pilot this program, that we really study what the impact to those neighborhoods are, and are we adequately meeting those needs based on this policy. these smaller units would increase population -- could increase population in my district by as much as 32%. and i think that as we do this, it's important that we carefully study this. so i prosecute esh that we are going -- appreciate that we are going to move forward with this in this direction. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. this one is kind of troubling to me. i don't think i read the same memo in everyone else. i thought i lived in a efficiency unit. a family of four, 950 square feet and every inch of space is used. and we're just totally crammed in. i live in a district that is 6500 more people more dense than it was 10
's part of the -- soma redevelopment area plan. but the funding has been secured for the hotel. what slowed it down is the building is historic. we have some additional processes unfortunately. but it will be fulfilling a need in the south of market which is the need for more family housing, multi-unit housing. of course, affordable housing for families which is great. but i do just want to say as someone who has a lot of concerns about efficiency units, particularly the impact in the south of market where we already have a lot of density, and also questioning the market need for this type of unit, i do appreciate the compromise that was brokered and i just want to thank supervisor wiener and all the advocates for really coming together and putting forward a solution where we can test out this type of model of housing and see what the market demand is and kind of who inhabits this type of housing. i know it's a small amount, but i think it's a good start. so, i want to appreciate the work that went behind it. it was months and months of work. >> i want to just add also thanking super
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